Assisting Your Frail and Debilitated Patients

This story is about Mrs. Z, an elderly patient with Restless Leg Syndrome who had difficulty getting to her doctor’s appointments due to lack of transportation and mobility. Her doctor was able to help by connecting her with resources such as county transportation services and a life-alert medallion, and eventually referring her daughter for concierge medicine home visits when she could no longer leave the house. The story highlights how intervention can reduce caregiver burdens, improve patient functionality and independence, and provide better care through the right tools and support.

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